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Betawi ‘pencak silat’ lays low among locals

  • Indra Budiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 13 2016 | 08:51 am
Betawi ‘pencak silat’ lays low among locals

PREMIUM Practice makes perfect: Members of the BEKSI pencak silat martial arts school practice in Ciledug, Tangerang.(JP/Seto Wardhana)The local traditional martial art pencak silat is often considered not as cool as imported ones like capoeira of Brazil or muay Thai of Thailand, which are more popular among Jakarta’s middle- and upper-income people.

However the popularity of The Raid ( 2011 ) an...